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Council Rock School District is the 12th largest district in Pennsylvania. It includes 18 buildings, 5 municipalities, and 10 IT employees supporting over 13,000 users, including students and employees. For the security aspect of IT, Council Rock School District relies on a one-man team: Matthew J. Frederickson. Matthew is CISSP certified and has more than 25 years in IT. Being solely responsible for the security… Read more

Tags: ossim, otx, higher education

What is threat intelligence? Walking the expo halls of RSA this year, threat intelligence and its many variations were touted by a significant percentage of the 500+ exhibitors. While some offerings had impressive visualisations, others promised to provide context, actionability or provided attribution. Whilst providers of threat intelligence have their own definitions and understanding of what it constitutes - asking the… Read more

Tags: otx, threat intelligence, threat sharing

We surveyed SpiceHeads in Spiceworks to find out what kind of fortunes they’d like to get in their next fortune cookie. The answers were fun, so we decided to share them! Technical Fortunes If your fortune does not work, please close this cookie and then open it again This cookie has experienced an illegal operation and will now… Read more

Tags: spiceworks

Getting Traction for the OWASP Initiative John Dickson of Denim Group gave a great presentation at the Austin OWASP chapter meeting on 4/28/15, “Using OpenSAMM for Benchmarking and Software Security Improvement,” to a large and very interested crowd. The OpenSAMM platform, with broad-based support from industry leaders, promises to greatly improve application security. While AlienVault’s Open Threat… Read more

Tags: owasp, opensamm

Last week we attended the RSA conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, April 20-24th. The energy at the conference was amazing! AlienVault had a booth at the very front entrance of Moscone South. People really seemed to love the booth. We even got a shout out in ZDNet about our booth! Our SEs did non-stop demos showing… Read more

Tags: rsa

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